Table 2

Epidermal growth factor (EGF) and transforming growth factor α (TGFα) expression as cells/mm2 tissue analysed in interfacial membrane in loose total hip arthroplasty: comparison of interfacial membrane with synovial membrane from patients with osteoarthritis

Samples examined Number of samples Cellularity
(EGF positive cells (mean (SEM))
Cellularity
(TGFα positive cells (mean (SEM))
Interfacial membrane10980 (370)1070  (360)
Synovial membrane10220 (200)270 (100)
  • For the difference between interfacial membrane and synovial membrane; p<0.01.